Friday, February 26, 2010
Do you have mystery house paint - leftover paint of unknown color, age and usage? Join the crowd!
While it's easy enough to label the outside of the can with any basic labeling product, many of us seem to skip that step. So to make things even easier, you could use these paint labels.
Another interesting idea is to use the Paint Buddy to store touch-up paint. For some reason, this product isn't shown on the manufacturer's web site, but it's still being sold many places on the web.
E-mail update on March 8, 2011 from Shur-Line: This item will ultimately be discontinued. Shur-Line is currently manufacturing this item exclusively for the Ace and Do-It-Best centers.
As Jeanine Brennan wrote on Apartment Therapy: "We used to store old cans of paint for years in the basement just to touch-up after failed picture-hanging projects. But even then we'd procrastinate prying the cans open because it meant stirring old separated paint, and making a big mess just for a little job. Paint Buddy changed our life. Its a touch-up paint roller that keeps paint fresh and is ready in a few shakes and a squeeze." [more information at Business Week]
Want to stay organized while you're painting? The magnetic paintbrush holder might help! [via The Gimpy Girls]
[Photo of paint cans by Haukur Herbertsson, licensed under Creative Commons]